AUSTIN, Texas—Craig Witt, vice president of Boston Analytics, is a man of detail, and Shen Yun Performing Arts was “beautifully done” down to the very last detail, Mr. Witt said after seeing the performance at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Dec. 27.
The costumes, especially, were very detailed, Mr. Witt noted. And from the headgear worn by the male dancers as celestial guards to the cups in a scene, “[the] detail is excellent,” Mr. Witt said.
New York-based Shen Yun revives 5,000 years of a divinely inspired culture through music and dance. The values and traditions deep within the culture were, according to Mr. Witt, present and compatible with the current society.
“I they’re they’re adorning common values held everywhere,” Mr. Witt said. “Truth, kindness, justice, honesty, belief in something larger than yourself, realizing that you are relatively small in existence compares to the larger existence, all those things.”
Mr. Witt was glad to see many periods in the vast timeline of Chinese history. “It was interesting,” Mr. Witt said of the dances highlighting the Tang Dynasty. “Now I know [that] was the golden age.”
Mrs. Joan Parks, Mr. Witt’s mother, who attended the performance as well said dance was a form which cultures could come through in.
“I have never seen anything like it before,” Mrs. Parks said of the classical Chinese dance. “Quite beautiful.”
Reporting by Lucas Lee and Catherine Yang
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